Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Duchess of Waves

Thank goodness I haven't spend the whole summer at home. Just most of it.

I drank with friends until about 2.30 a.m. At about 2 a.m., we were talking of going to Baler at 10 a.m. I woke up at 7 a.m. to finish all my jobs due so I'd be ready to leave by 10 a.m. Actually, despite the beers, I couldn't sleep well. I was so excited to try surfing. I was so anxious to go.

By 9 a.m., none of my friends were texting me to confirm our trip. It seemed like just a conversation of drunks! By 12 noon and no messages from anyone, I have accepted that the summer will be over without Baler.

So I was so thrilled when by 1 p.m. I received a text that we will be going to Baler! In no time, I had already prepared all my stuff!

When we arrived at Sabang Beach, it was almost dark. We got out of the car and immediately paid for surfing lessons. About 10 minutes, we were already in the water, each with an instructor and a surfboard. When I was able to stand in the board, I knew why so many people love to surf. It's a unique experience playing with the waves - that you can actually play with it!

I appreciate more the surfers I see on movies and those in pictures of Hawaii. It must be more fantastic to watch them in 3D and with a home theater system. Better yet, I wish I could see real surfers in action in giant waves in real life. They seem like dancing with the waves. The surfer pros' stance are really graceful and the balance, wonderful.

I have always been in love with the water. But surfing, it's a newfound love. Half-jokingly, I told my grandmother I will no longer study law. I said, I'd have a better life surfing than lawyering. ;p

My friends and I fell in love with surfing, It was only our first time to try to surf, and we all wanted to learn more. We even fancied ourselves to be surfer royalties, hence the name. =)

1 comment:

e[k]stranghero said...

it's high time for you and lois ann to meet. sked natin pagbalik niya from madrid. :-)

and by the way, last march, i accepted a challenge from my siblings that i'll learn how to surf within the year. i promised i myself i'll win this challenge. :-D woohoo!